spirituality

Red Pill? Blue Pill?

Aug 30, 2007 | | 7 comments

…our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Eph 6:11) The battle is real. The stakes are our lives and the lives of the ones we love. The good guys […more]

Getting Un-Stuck

Aug 26, 2007 | | 2 comments

Impasse A few months ago, I was stirred as I read this article, Feeling Stuck? Getting Past Impasse by Timothy Butler. Sometimes I like to try things out before I share my opinion. As I have applied the lessons, they rings true for me. It has changed my outlook and the way I approach life […more]

A Doubting Place part 3

Jun 26, 2007 | | 3 comments

The comments on the previous two installments of this wrestling with doubt have helped me. There’s a natural ebb and flow to life and I’m not exempt. Thanks for asking good questions and for drawing me out without offering fixes. That is what I asked for. My friend who comments as “ded” asks… “Do you […more]

A Doubting Place

Jun 22, 2007 | | 4 comments

In what I am about to write, I do not want to be fixed. I want to be heard. I welcome responses with questions that will help draw me out.  I welcome affirmation of me and my heart’s cry. But save your fixes and your answers for another time. I just don’t desire that right […more]

What’s next?

Apr 3, 2007 | | Say something

For the last several months I have been focused on two events. My daughter, Erin’s wedding and the 10K bridge run. Now that these are past, I find myself asking again, “What’s next?” My “to do” list has grown and my “to be” list beckons. What’s a “to be” list? It’s a constant question nagging […more]

Can a Muslim become a Christian?

Feb 20, 2007 | | 2 comments

I experienced a stark reminder yesterday that all Christ followers do not believe what I believe. I was connecting with someone who I met at church a couple of years ago, but I had not seen in a while. He and I chatted about church. He’s in the process of looking for another church to […more]

The Secret

Feb 13, 2007 | | 1 comment

I was unfamiliar with The Secret until a friend asked about it tonight. I just did a quick search and my first inclination is to say “SCAM” Here’s what I read on Wikipedia (emphasis mine): …As put forth in the film, the “Law of Attraction” principle posits that our feelings and thoughts affect real events […more]

Christian–The Noun

Dec 23, 2006 | | 3 comments

The word, “Christian” is a noun. You remember nouns from high school English class, right? A person, place or thing. The proper use of the word is something like, “I am a Christian.” The problem is that we have created an adjective from it. Rob Bell points out in his book, Velvet Elvis, that when […more]

Sometimes I like being the dad

Oct 4, 2006 | | 1 comment

Yesterday was a treat for me. I got to do one of those really cool, fun dad things. My daughter, Melody had an interview for entry into the UNC Medical School! On the way down she practiced and I encouraged. On the way back, we just enjoyed one another’s company. Towards the end of the […more]

About Jo

Jul 13, 2006 | | 1 comment

I have exciting news, but first a little bit of context: Two years ago I traveled to France, with a group called La Clef. We went to play music and share Jesus with the people in the region around Carcassonne (the walled city). Staying in the youth hostel, we met up with an odd fellow […more]